VideoLAN VLC Media Player PNG Code Execution - Improved Performance (CVE-2012-5470)
|Check Point Reference:||CPAI-2013-1623|
|Source:||Security Focus Advisory 55850|
|Protection Provided by:||
Who is Vulnerable?
VideoLAN VLC Media Player 2.0.3 and prior
A code execution vulnerability has been reported in VLC Media Player. The vulnerability is due to an input validation error when handling certain PNG files. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by enticing a user to open a specially crafted PNG file with a vulnerable version of VLC Media Player. Successful exploitation may allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target user's machine with the privileges of the VLC Media Player process. If code execution is unsuccessful, a denial of service condition may result.
This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.
To configure the defense, select your product from the list below and follow the related protection steps.
Security Gateway R75 / R71 / R70
How Can I Protect My Network?
- In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the VideoLAN VLC Media Player PNG Code Execution - Improved Performance protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
- Install policy on all modules.
How Do I Know if My Network is Under Attack?
SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:
Attack Name: Media Player Enforcement Violation
Attack Information: VideoLAN VLC Media Player PNG Code Execution - Improved Performance